About Chili Thom

Being born and raised in British Columbia has offered me an interesting and inspiring life hiking and exploring the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. As a small child I developed a keen interest in the outdoors as well as in the arts. At the age of nineteen I studied very briefly at the University of British Columbia in Fine Arts but, not finding the guidance I was looking for, I decided to return to the wilderness and also began exploring acrylic paints. The primary inspiration for my work has always been the natural world and the amazing landscapes of B.C. Traveling this incredible province during my 6 years as a wilderness guide has left lasting visions in my mind. From the rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island to the high summits in the B.C. Coastal Range to the surf beaches of Central America the outdoors continuously inspire me.

Working primarily in acrylic paints I've developed a style that uses linear brush strokes, unique perspectives and saturated colours to capture a sense of motion and the passage of time in my landscapes to invoke a mood similar to actually being out there in the hills.

Believing artistic diversity is integral to creative growth I am also very involved in filmmaking - the camera is a great tool for training the eye for composition, and music - as a professional DJ I enjoy mixing different pieces of music together to 'discover' the perfect blend, it's much like mixing colours and paints to achieve the perfect hue.

Voted “Whistler’s Favourite Artist” every year since 2002 is a real honor. Being based out of Whistler has always been an advantage. The mountains and surroundings are a constant source of inspiration and the town is such and international draw. The world comes to us and because of this I have been able to show and sell my artwork all over the globe.